For elegant yet budget-friendly accommodation, look just outside the Old Town. For a taste of "manor elegance right in the heart of Tallinn," book a room at the Von Stackelberg Hotel, the 19th-century city estate of Baron von Stackelberg. Each room at the family-friendly Original Sokos Hotel Viru in the city centre is different and highlights the work of Estonian interior designers. The Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn is around the corner from the lively Rotermanni Quarter.
Wherever you decide to stay, you'll be able to reach the Old Town relatively quickly and easily, whether you're on foot or traveling on Tallinn's efficient tram, bus, or trolley lines.
Where and what to eat
Estonian food, traditional or modern, changes throughout the year, with each season boasting its own unique flavours. At a genuine Estonian Christmas dinner, you'll find roast potatoes and pork, sauerkraut, black pudding with pickled pumpkin, and lingonberry jam. Try some of these typical foods at the Christmas market in Tallinn. If you're craving something sweet, pop into any shop, café, or wine bar for a hot drink of your choice. Of course, mulled wine and hot chocolate are the most popular options — and don't forget the crispy gingerbread cookies!